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|Date Registered||29 October 1997|
|Location (Datum GDA94)|
|Latitude: -13° 04' S (Decimal degrees -13.0833)|
|Longitude: 131° 13' E (Decimal degrees 131.2167)|
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|Coomalie Community Council|
|History/Origin||The Tortilla Flats locality is named after the former Government Experimental Farm of that name. The origin is derived from John Steinbecks book Tortilla Flats, 1963, as it was thought at the time Steinbecks characters were matched by those working on the farm.
The Experimental Farm commenced in 1958 with the view to cattle rotation, rice and pasture growing experiments. The farm was sold at auction in 1990.
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